After a long drive through many quaint villages we finally reach the castle of Chambord. It was magical as we search for it through the forest and suddenly it appeared larger than life. I remember all three of us gasping as it came into view. It was immense.
|Staircase supposedly designed by Leonardo Di Vinci.|
|The ceiling was amazing.|
That night we dined at La Domaine des Hauts. We had a fabulous 8 course meal that took about 2 hours, maybe 3 to eat. The french believe in making a meal an event. Our waiter was so charming, he reminded me so much of my first french teacher in college.
That night we stayed at Tertres, a 19th century manor run by an adorable couple with two little girls. Martha spent most of the night tossing her cookies. It was sad. But, in the morning she was as good as new and ready to roll.
|Martha's a tough chick.|
|Beautiful place to sleep and breakfast outside was so lovely. The songbirds were amazing.|